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GordonThree

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K Charles wrote:

Our campers have always had a tank and a pump. When it's that cold the hose is put away and doesn't freeze.


x2 easiest solution it would seem to me.


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Faucet beanie I think is the name. I have good luck with good ole foam pipe insulation and some duct tape.

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GordonThree wrote:

K Charles wrote:

Our campers have always had a tank and a pump. When it's that cold the hose is put away and doesn't freeze.
x2 easiest solution it would seem to me.
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Campgrounds open in the winter often use frost proof valves. The actual valve sits a couple feet below the surface and only the activator is above ground.

But as others have suggested many options:
- Heat tape on the valve and pipe.
- Put the hose away and run off the tank
- Cover with insulation (short duration not too cold scenario)
- Cover with light bulb for heat (not florescent or LED)


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People may like to stay connected for increased volume over the RV pump. I put it in my tank and use the rv pump because it's then going through two filters.

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The easiest solution is the one you already have. There are wheels under that rig, move farther south.

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kerrlakeRoo wrote:

The easiest solution is the one you already have. There are wheels under that rig, move farther south.

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Freezing temperatures can reach several feet underground so everything from down there to the inside of your RV needs to be heated. I stayed in a campground that had the best solution, the owner locked the hydrant handle and you had to ask to have it unlocked to fill your tank. If you leave the hose attached after filling you were asked to leave.





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Home Depot and others carry those foam faucet covers that could be modified to allow a hose to exit. Should help to localize and concentrate the heat provided by the hose. Sort of like your towel idea only a bit more elegant.


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